University of Tübingen

Master of Public Policy and Social Change

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Sociology, Business Administration, Economic and Public Policy, Public Policy
English only
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in political science, sociology, economics, or related social science discipline.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

GPA Rate 2.00
GPA Comment

A final GPA of at least 2.0 based on the German grading system or equivalent. Final grades of international applicants will be converted into the German grading system and are therefore also subject to this rule.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min 79
min 550
min 6.5
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: With a score of at least 176 (grade B).
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language skills can also be proven by a German HZB /z.B. Abiturzeugnis, Fachhochschulreife, or secondary school certificate and/or university degree where the main language of instruction and examination was English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 03 (German)February 03 (EU)February 03 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

  1. Bachelor's degree certificate (see previous degree field) stating that you have successfully completed your first university degree. If you are yet to complete your final examinations you are required to attach a transcript (or equivalent documents) providing evidence of the successful completion of the year prior to the final examination. You must also submit a complete transcript of records with a final grade or calculated grade average. The transcript should also prove that you have a basic knowledge of empirical social research and statistics.
  2. A CV in tabular format in English (max. 2 pages).
  3. Proof of English language skills (see language requirements).
  4. Further documents proving specific qualifications relevant to the desired course of study may be submitted. Examples of these additional documents are, among others, proof of additional foreign language skills, results of relevant tests or exams taken, and certificates of participation in summer schools or research projects that are not documented in your academic transcript.
    Note: it is not compulsory to send reference letters. However, if you wish to hand in reference letters, you can do so voluntarily.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website